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DIY on the Lower East Side
DIY on the Lower East Side (August 2020)
Books, Buildings, and Art after the 1975 Fiscal Crisis
Andrew Strombeck - Author

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

The severe financial austerity imposed on New York City during the 1975 fiscal crisis resulted in a city falling apart. Broken windows, crumbling walls, and piles of bricks were everywhere. While, for many, this physical decay was a sign that the postwar welfare state had failed, f...(Read More)
 
 
Walkable Cities
Walkable Cities (October 2019)
Revitalization, Vibrancy, and Sustainable Consumption
Carlos J. L. Balsas - Author

Examines how cities of various sizes on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are making walkability improvements a part of their overall urban revitalization strategy.

Walkable precincts have become an important component of urban revitalization on both sides of the Atlantic. In Walkable Cities, Carlos J. L. Balsas examines a range of city scales and geographic settings on three continents, focusing on the Iberian Peninsula ...(Read More)
 
 
Coming Together
Coming Together (March 2019)
Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization
Attila Gyucha - Editor

Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The pursuit for universally applicable definitions of the terms “urban” and “city” has frequently distracted scholars from scrutinizing processes of how ancient nucleated settlements evolved and developed. Based on the premise ...(Read More)
 
 
Welcome to Fear City
Welcome to Fear City (October 2018)
Crime Film, Crisis, and the Urban Imagination
Nathan Holmes - Author

2019 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Analyzes how location-shot crime films of the 1970s reflected and influenced understandings of urban crisis.

The early 1970s were a moment of transformation for both the American city and its cinema. As intensified suburbanization, racial division, deindustrialization, and decaying infrastructure cast the future of the city in doubt, detective films, blaxploitation, p...(Read More)
 
 
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics
The Caribbeanization of Black Politics (March 2018)
Race, Group Consciousness, and Political Participation in America
Sharon D. Wright Austin - Author

Examines the continuing ethnic diversification of black America and its impact on black political empowerment.

In The Caribbeanization of Black Politics, Sharon D. Wright Austin explores the impact of ethnic diversification of African American communities on the prospects for black political empowerment. Focusing on Boston, Chicago, Miami, and New York City—cities that for the last several years have experienced an...(Read More)
 
 
Cities under Austerity
Cities under Austerity (February 2018)
Restructuring the US Metropolis
Mark Davidson - Editor
Kevin Ward - Editor

Examines the ways in which austerity policies are transforming US cities.
Across the world’s most industrialized economies, the financial crisis of 2007 caused a contraction of state budgets and stimulated attempts to reform debt-burdened governments. In the United States, a system of fiscal federalism meant this turn towards austerity took a uniquely fragmented and geographically diverse form. Drawing on case studies of r...(Read More)
 
 
Beauty in the City
Beauty in the City (September 2017)
The Ashcan School
Robert A. Slayton - Author

Gold Medalist – 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the US Northeast – Best Regional Non-Fiction Category
Silver Medalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the History category
Finalist – 2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Regional ...(Read More)
 
 
New York Art Deco
New York Art Deco (June 2017)
A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture
Anthony W. Robins - Author

2017-2018 New York City Book Awards, presented by The New York Society Library

The first guidebook devoted exclusively to New York City’s Art Deco treasures.

Of all the world’s great cities, perhaps none is so defined by its Art Deco architecture as New York. Lively and informative, New York Art Deco leads readers step-by-step past the monuments of the 1920s and ’3...(Read More)
 
 
After Katrina
After Katrina (March 2017)
Race, Neoliberalism, and the End of the American Century
Anna Hartnell - Author

Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Through the lens provided by the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, After Katrina argues that the city of New Orleans emerges as a key site for exploring competing narratives of US decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Deploying...(Read More)
 
 
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy
Urban Citizenship and American Democracy (June 2016)
Amy Bridges - Editor
Michael Javen Fortner - Editor

Examines city politics and policy, federalism, and democracy in the United States.

After decades of being defined by crisis and limitations, cities are popular again—as destinations for people and businesses, and as subjects of scholarly study. Urban Citizenship and American Democracy contributes to this new scholarship by exploring the origins and dynamics of urban citizenship in the United States....(Read More)
 
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